San Jacinto in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Soviet Transpolar Landing Site
Erected 1991 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, City of San Jacinto, Riverside County Historical Commission, Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, and San Jacinto Valley Museum Association. (Marker Number 989.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 46.931′ N, 116° 57.555′ W. Marker is in San Jacinto, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of South San Jacinto Avenue (California Route 79) and East 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on South San Jacinto Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Hoffman Park, immediately east of the San Jacinto Police Department. Marker is at or near this postal address:
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transpolar Record Flight Site (approx. 3 miles away); Pochea Indian Village Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); "Ramona" (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hemet Maze Stone (approx. 5.6 miles away); Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse (approx. 11 miles away); Juan Diego Flats (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Regarding Soviet Transpolar Landing Site. The previous marker commemorating this event, erected in 1987, was marred with bullet holes, but is still located very near the actual landing of the Soviet aircraft. The Soviet Transpolar Landing Site has been upgraded by the State Historic Resources Commission to a California Registered Historical Landmark. Attending the dedication were members of the original Russian flight crews that made history with the transpolar flights.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Soviet Transpolar Flights of 1937
Categories. • Air & Space • Notable Events •
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